Camilo Viveiros works on multi-ethnic/multi-racial economic justice organizing issues. He has organized with thousands of tenants, workers, seniors, immigrants, students, youth, and people of faith throughout New England. Presently he is the lead organizer for the George Wiley Center, a statewide economic justice organization in Rhode Island. He is also on the board of RESIST. Camilo shares and creates workshops that synthesize lessons from over 20 years of organizing experience.
Born to immigrant parents, Camilo was raised in the working class immigrant community of southeastern Massachusetts. He has been involved in various types of work for social justice, over the years organizing with unions of the homeless, welfare rights unions, and against the prison industrial complex. He also has a background in tenant, worker, senior, youth and congregation-based organizing and gained national media exposure in 2000 when he was arrested during demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four years later, after a national campaign, www.friendsofcamilo.org
, he was acquitted of all charges.